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Comment Re: Mmell & Coren22 did it to me on /. (Score 1) 163

For which I take immense pride.

You see, I have a job. And a family. And I finished my degree in that time. And other things to occupy my time besides letting my mind rot on video games and Slashdot.

And I have curiosity, and a little free time now, so I thought I'd check out what was going on here. At least I'm willing to continue posting under my account.

TL;DR: I have a life; you don't.

Comment Re: I feel so conflicted... (Score 1) 132

I took some online tests for college proctored at a Sylvan Learning Center. One day, just making conversation, I asked what the problem was with Common Core. The lady told me Common Core expected teachers to teach how to come up with an answer in multiple different ways (I think she said at least three, but this was early last year). Every method works but many are non-intuitive -- they're most definitely NOT the way you would solve the problem in real life on a daily basis. Parents call Sylvan frustrated because their kids' homework says "Solve the problem using method x" and they don't understand what method x is or why'd you'd do it; 9 - 5 = 4. 7 x 3 = 21. Those are just facts. Why would you try to teach three different ways for coming up with the answer? That's how I understand the problem with Common Core.

Comment Re: Mmell & Coren22 did it to me on /. (Score 1) 163

With all due respect sir-or-ma'am, in my opinion you've torpedoed your own image, at least on this thread on Slashdot, by your continued postings over and over and over and over and over. I had no idea about any good name, or accusations, or anything until you kept posting hen over and over and over and over and over. In the words of Shakespeare, methinks he doth protest too much.

Comment Re:I don't think people care (Score 1) 470

Depends on your point of view. I think this is a topic that science hasn't adequately explained -- and may not have the ability to explain for years or centuries. I have had paranormal experiences. Can I reproduce them on demand? No. Do I know they happened? Yes. Do I talk about them? Generally not. i'm happy to discuss them with anyone that's willing to have a rational, open conversation with me about them. And I'm willing to accept some non-paranormal explanation if someone can give me one. But no one has been able to give me one yet. Considering all that scientists cannot do and cannot explain, I think it's awfully arrogant of them to say some subset of phenomena doesn't exist. We may not be able to explain them yet, but to dismiss these events out-of-hand is arrogant indeed.

Comment Re:Amazon issues 10-day service credit (Score 1) 117

Then they're wrong. You can get one free credit report each year from each credit reporting bureau. You don't have to get them all at the same time. Do Experian one time, then a few months later do TransUnion, then a few months later do EquiFax. Rinse and repeat.

But yeah, Sony is lame. I had a DVD drive for just over a year when it went out. Wouldn't do anything about it. I won't buy Sony again if there's any other alternative out there.

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